2504, 2018

Machines for Good – The human face of artificial intelligence

April 25th, 2018|Categories: AI & Machine Learning, Businesses, Care & Well-being, Charities, Data Analytics, Education & Employment, Energy & Environment, Foundations, Health, Justice & Rights, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises, Social Innovation, Strategy|

by Nicolas Ponset

There has been much commentary and debate about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to have a detrimental impact on society from being a threat to our data privacy to destroying employment. Whether these concerns prove legitimate or not, AI and more specifically machine learning will be a force for good for the social sector. To help organisations better understand what AI could mean for them, we are launching a series of articles illustrated by recent social deployments, along with practical methodologies and tools. We hope that these articles will help you to begin your own AI journey […]

611, 2015

A peer-led approach to reducing reoffending: An interview with Junior Smart of St. Giles’ SOS Project

November 6th, 2015|Categories: Justice & Rights, Social & Environmental Impact|Tags: |

This month we interviewed Junior Smart, Founder and Team Leader of St. Giles’ SOS Project, as part of our Ashoka Series. Launched as a pilot project in 2006, SOS is now London’s largest project tackling gang, gun and knife crime. We discussed how his personal experiences have inspired and informed his groundbreaking work with and for ex-offenders, and also how Ashoka has supported him through this amazing journey.

807, 2015

Children and criminal justice in the UK: An interview with Shauneen Lambe of Just for Kids Law

July 8th, 2015|Categories: Care & Well-being, Justice & Rights|

This month, we interviewed the inspirational barrister Shauneen Lambe, co-founder and executive director of Just for Kids Law. Founded in 2006, Just for Kids Law works to reframe the way the criminal justice system interacts with children. Shauneen explains how they are working to deliver advocacy, support and assistance to young people in difficulty. She also shares more about her personal journey, explains why she thinks the UK vilifies children, and the need for innovation in the UK justice system.